Students have considered the question “From where do artists find inspiration?”

Initially inspired by our Outdoor Learning Specialists, students were exposed to the work of Site Sculptor and Land Artist, Andy Goldsworthy (Slide Show by Niall Dickenson) Students have observed, discussed and sketched the compositional arrangement of natural materials in his work.

With this, and building on fine motor skills practised during Trimester Two, students have created a small weaving loom with natural materials gathered from the forest. Challenging for some, it was wonderful to see demonstrations of determination and perseverance. Using art specific vocabulary, students have focused specifically on color, texture, and the incorporation of the raw materials as an essential component of the aesthetic.